Judge Tells Jury: Informing Public May Be Criminal Conspiracy By Jim Naureckas

16 December 2017 — FAIR

Alexei Wood arrest photo

Journalist Alexei Wood faces up to 50 years in prison for keeping people abreast and informed of events.

Reporting the news can be punished as criminal conspiracy, federal Judge Lynn Leibovitz told jurors at the so-called J20 trial in Washington, DC, where journalists and protesters alike are being prosecuted for property damage that they didn’t commit during the Donald Trump inauguration.

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Is It the Demise of Online Digital Democracy? Selected Articles

15 December 2017 — Global Research

Net Neutrality Killed as FCC ‘Hands Keys to Internet to Handful of Multi-Billion Dollar Corporations’

By Julia Conley, December 15, 2017

The nonpartisan First Amendment advocacy group Free Press vowed to take the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to court Thursday after the Republican-controlled panel moved to gut net neutrality protections that prohibit internet service providers (ISPs) from charging for and discriminating against content, in a 3-2 vote along party lines.

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